A couple of people yesterday said to me that they’d heard that the plane had been found. Not so. Not even close. We do not know where the plane is, nor why it veered off course.
But you might have gotten the impression that the plane was found based on the news from Malaysia, where the prime minister, Najib Razak, announced that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went down in the southern Indian Ocean. Simultaneously, there have been multiple reports of possible debris being spotted on the surface of the water in several locations roughly 1,500 miles from Perth, Australia.